The company said that nearly half of its sales are now generated online and it is working aggressively to cut costs and become more efficient. It aims to close up to 225 North American stores as part of a plan to save about $500 million by the end of 2015.
Manufacturing production is expected to fare better than the overall economy, with anticipated...
Orders to U.S. factories fell in January for a second straight month, but a key category that...
The Big 50 list highlights a group of companies who are aggressive and progressive. This year's list shows a significant amount of revenue growth, more than typical amounts of consolidation, and even a notably absent name (Barnes Distribution, now a part of MSC). It’s a tough marketplace, and the strong survive and thrive. If anything in these pages inspires confidence, we hope it’s the leadership of an industry that refuses to slow down.
The U.S. trade deficit widened slightly in January as a rise in imports of oil and other foreign goods offset a solid increase in exports.
Catalyst provides a user-friendly solution for the 43 million workers required by OSHA to comply with the new GHS/HazCom labeling standards by 2015.
The Dematic Put Wall System serves as an order consolidation and packing method that brings high productivity, order accuracy, speed, and efficiency to the order fulfillment process, says the company.
One indisputable fact exists for most manufacturers and distributors: warehouse automation stands as one of the last areas where long-term costs can be significantly reduced.
Flush with cash and high stock prices, companies are buying up the competition at levels not seen since the dotcom bubble. And with Washington providing more clarity on government spending plans, CEOs are more confident their expansion hopes will pan out — especially if the economy keeps growing.
Power management company Eaton and the Independent Electrical Contractors announced results from a joint survey of IEC members that validates the importance of educational campaigns focusing on the dangers and prevalence of counterfeit electrical products.
“We’re pleased the President is emphasizing much-needed infrastructure investment and project delivery streamlining, but he’s once again missed the opportunity to provide bold leadership and propose the new user fees everyone agrees are necessary to reestablish the federal Highway Trust Fund’s long-term fiscal integrity," says AED's President.
The 10,000 square foot facility will provide value added services to customers in the Niobrara Shale Play in Northeastern CO. Value added services include the ability to crimp 10” hose, hose kitting, vendor managed inventories, custom fabrication of hose and a wide variety of industrial and oilfield products.
There will now be two separate regions within the Company's North Division - a redefined North Central region, headquartered in Appleton, WI, and a new Midwest region, headquartered in the Chicagoland area.
To further enhance delivering integrated and differentiated solutions for the wholesale distribution industry, IBM and Microsoft have expanded collaborations with I.B.I.S., Inc., a provider of end-to-end advanced supply chain solutions.
The latest offering is a result of TermSync’s analysis uncovering why invoices do not get paid on time.
For most of their history, automated vending machines focused primarily on giving retail consumers quick access to products. Only recently have they merged with inventory tracking software to create more powerful and effective inventory control systems.
“The impact of extreme weather shows up this month mostly in production, which is down 6.6 and that looks very unusual in view of solid new orders, and a backlog of orders which is growing,” says ISM chair Bradley Holcomb.
Net sales in February of 2014 were $274,524 (Dollar amounts in thousands), up from $254,861 in the same month of 2013. The daily sales were $13,726, up 7.7% from $12,743 in 2013.
The heavy-duty, dual-pass jacket contains a reinforcing aramid braid between the layers providing added strength and improving cable resistance to pulling and torsional forces.
The purpose of a workstation determines its basic requirements and accessories. Sovella workstations use a basic slotted upright element for accessorizing the table.
The top performing industrial distributors in the U.S. are getting closer to their customers to better understand their product and value-added service needs. They are leveraging advanced analytics to identify and prioritize cost reduction and revenue growth opportunities and are using the latest technologies.
The trailer itself is made of carbon fiber and boasts to be 20% more aerodynamic than current trucks on the market.